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NBC
Jan 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
on things like raising the country's borrowing limit, the debt ceiling, and dealing with spending cuts that could include negotiations over programs like medicare. lester? >> all right, kelly, thanks. >>> one new member of congress, the junior senator from the state of maine, is already making a name for himself. tom brokaw is here tonight with more on a man who says he wants to do the people's business in a better way than we've seen lately. hi, tom. >> lester, we don't often think of maine and royalty in the same sentence. but tonight i am reporting on the king of maine. that would be angus king, near republican or democrat, officially independent. a former two-term governor, he promised a new approach. and it paid off. >> i do. >> my favorite line from the campaign is a guy up north who said "all my life i've wanted a chance to vote for none of the above and you're it." >> it's been difficult to envision this day when i would be saying farewell -- >> reporter: king is replacing olympia snow, a respected republican senator who quit in frustration over washington's deadlocked ways. >>
WHUT
Jan 4, 2013 7:30am EST
another thorny issue this year. president barack obama wants to raise the debt ceiling, that's the limit of how much the federal government can borrow. members of congress need to reach a deal by the end of next month. >>> students who survived a mass shooting at a school in connecticut have endured a rough few weeks. they went back to class for the first time since the attack. about 400 students arrived at an unused junior high school. they are using the building at a neighboring town as their new campus. their old school remains closed. a gunman entered sandy hook elementary last month killing 20 of their school mates and six adults. the attack prompted president barack obama to push for tighter gun control. he suggests he wants to ban assault rifles and strengthen background checks. a recent poll suggests many americans still oppose a ban on the sale of assault rifles. the national rifle association carried weight across capitol hill and many republicans too are against further restrictions. >>> al jazeera has set its sights on one of the world's biggest tv markets, the united states.
PBS
Jan 4, 2013 2:30pm PST
. >> i am more worried about this fight. we were not able to get an increase in the debt ceiling. republicans have indicated this is something they are going to use as a bargaining tool. we're going to run out of money to run our country between the end of february and early march. i want to be clear that this probably doesn't mean defaulting on the debt of the united states which is as a disaster scenario. it represents about 6% of all the money we are talking about, but paychecks or stop giving tax refunds, but this is really serious business and could be quite contentious, even more so than the ceiling talks. >> this seems absolutely crazy. >> i cover markets and high not only have outside of washington, you can see the volatility of the markets, any time there is a small io, markets go up. businesses can't believe politicians in this country are going the let us get to this stage. dodge dealer expected the obama administration to try any other different economic policies? >> what you'll see in the next couple of years is the president being forced to go around congress as muc
WETA
Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
more worried about this fight. we were not able to get an increase in the debt ceiling. republicans have indicated this is something they are going to use as a bargaining tool. we're going to run out of money to run our country between the end of february and early march. i want to be clear that this probably doesn't mean defaulting on the debt of the united states which is as a disaster scenario. it represents about 6% of all the money we are talking about, but paychecks or stop giving tax refunds, but this is really serious business and could be quite contentious, even more so than the ceiling talks. >> this seems absolutely crazy. >> i cover markets and high not only have outside of washington, you can see the volatility of the markets, any time there is a small io, markets go up. businesses can't believe politicians in this country are going the let us get to this stage. dodge dealer expected the obama administration to try any other different economic policies? >> what you'll see in the next couple of years is the president being forced to go around congress as much as he can.
NBC
Jan 4, 2013 5:00am PST
over the debt ceiling. we're reaching our limit for borrowing again. likely sometime in february around the same time that those budget cuts and defense cuts that were put off kick in yet again. you're right. probably another fiscal cliff. another contentious one because this time republicans are hinting they don't want to talk about allowing america to borrow more until there is serious discussion about how much less we're going to spend. spending cuts are a big mantra here on capitol hill. president obama says he's all for them. republicans say it's not enough and here we go again. >> the arm wrestling continues. tracie potts, we know you'll continue to watch it for us. thank you very much. >>> gabrielle giffords is on her way to newtown, connecticut, today. they are expected to attend a private meeting for families of 20 children and six adults killed during a mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. a spokesperson for the lieutenant governor says they are expected to attend but the couple has not confirmed their appearance. gifford was hurt in a mass shooting in arizona two ye
CNN
Jan 4, 2013 11:00am PST
? >> jumping off the fiscal cliff is nothing compared to blowing through the debt ceiling. here is why. the fiscal cliff was something created out of congress. it was sort of a manufactured crisis. now, the debt ceiling is for real. we come up against a borrowing limit and the government has to stop paying bills and it is a blunt instrument. i don't think either side wants to blow through the debt ceiling. i think we have to take a little bit of this blusterer with a grain of salt. what we want to take away from this whole period of time. when the government cuts spending it has a negative impact on growth. in the short run it hurts growth. if you look over in europe and austerity measures and governments pull back not so good for economic growth. when we say we want to fix the debt and deficit we have to be careful how soon and how quickly it occurs. >> kind of like after the holidays when you are feeling a little heavy you have to keep eating but you have to be a little more careful. >>> so jill gave us that news. i have other news for you, too. republicans attacking their own after
FOX Business
Jan 4, 2013 11:00am EST
really believed in free markets, when it we just not have a debt ceiling? you'll not be able to borrow more money, interest rates will shoot up. why do we need a limit? >> as far as principals, we do not. congress wants to have a say in their overall issue of that. we already have evidence that it is too high. countries at our level of debt grow more slowly. that is not doubt and that is what the president needs to focus on. connell: our point here is that we talked about this a number of times, they will get their act together in washington when they are forced to. they will say -- when interest rates shoot up to a level that hurts us, then, they will cut spending. this debt limit negotiation comes up every so often and creates all this nonsense and drama. we know they will raise the debt limit at the end of this, they always do. >> and they should, quite frankly. somewhere between january and august of this year, it is imperative that this country take a different course and entitlement spending programs. the numbers add up to something that is unsustainable. the u.s. needs to get th
FOX Business
Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
this is that it would avoid the debt ceiling fight because if you print money and you use that as the basis to borrow, well, then you can say that yourself because you just printed up money. anybody, i think with an iq above broccoli should certainly understand that if you have created is completely false economy by prince tomentum a corn to that is utterly worthless other than you told people that it's worth something and that's the basis of borrowing money, the only people crazier than the ones meant in the coin would be the one suit would let america barrault of such a funny : >> at some people the -- at some point people stop believing your promises. >> people need to understand that government cannot just keep giving things. you know, i wish sometimes we would replace the speech by president kennedy. the democratic republican thing because he's a democrat. but it clearly said, and he was part of that vision. when i was a child remember him saying at the inauguration, ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. we need to raise americans to believe that their r
CBS
Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
an increase in the debt ceiling. republicans have indicated this is something they are going to use as a bargaining tool. we're going to run out of money to run our country between the end of february and early march. i want to be clear that this probably doesn't mean defaulting on the debt of the united states which is as a disaster scenario. it represents about 6% of all the money we are talking about but paychecks or stop giving tax refunds, but this is really serious business and could be quite contentious, even more so than the ceiling talks. >> this seems absolutely crazy. >> i cover markets and high not only have outside of washington, you can see the volatility of the markets, any time there is a small io, markets go up. businesses can't believe politicians in this country are going the let us get to this stage. dodge dealer expected the obama administration to try any other different economic policies? >> what you'll see in the next couple of years is the president being forced to go around congress as much as he can. >> he took portions of that and tried to get it through
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
a blank check is while saying the president has unilateral power over the debt ceiling? >> the president really asked for a blank check here. and when you're talking about $1.65 trillion annual deficits, we're not talking about small movement. it's very important. in fact, it's probably the most important threat to this nation's economy today-s our debt ceiling and what we do with it. >> republicans will stop at nothing to spread this lie like wildfire. and as of now the president is standing strong. dnc chairwoman debbie wasser sman schultz, the congresswoman from florida, says the debt ceiling will not be on the table. >> debt ceiling is a separate issue. the bottom line is congress incurs bills, they have to be paid, and the debt ceiling is not going to be a component of these negotiations. >> so now president and the democrats need to make sure that they hold the line. liberals want him to do just that. president obama already has a mechanism in place to engage americans. he can go directly to the american people. the president already plans to use the bully pulpit of his state of th
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)